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Alien Registration Document #galicia #ukraine #records


Richard Stower
 

My grandmother, as best as family lore and document search tell me, never became a US citizen. She entered the US around 1900. Were women required to register? In any event, whether female or male where can I search for alien registration records?

Thank you.

Richard Stower
Yarmouth, Maine
 
Researching Kolomyya: SECHESTOWER, SPIERMAN, THAU, BEISER, GRAFF. 
 
Chortkiv/Budaniv: GROSS, FELLNER, HOCHMAN
 
Dobrowa Tarnowską: KANNER, SCHMIDT, WERNER


Sherri Bobish
 


Richard,

Your grandmother may have married a U.S. citizen, or a man who who naturalized, or became naturalized during their marriage by 1922. The law changed in regards to women at that time.

An article written by Marian L. Smith may be of interest.
https://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1998/summer/women-and-naturalization-1.html

Search for your grandfather's naturalization papers, and the timing of that will answer your question.  If grandmother was naturalized under grandfather's nat papers than there would be no alien registration record for her.  I assume you are referring to the WW11 era alien reg. records.

Regards,
Sherri Bobish